December 08, 2003

Auckland

I made my way to Auckland as I have to give back the car tomorrow. In the morning I went to see the Lady Knox geyser between Rotorua and Taupo as it triggers at 10:15AM. If you ask yourself how can a natural phenomenon trigger at such precise time and frequency, it is only because they drop 2kg of soap inside to ease the surface tension.

For the little story, the geyser was found in the early 1900s by a group of prison labourers. When they went to wash their clothes in what appeared to be a hot pool, the soap from their clothes reacted violently with the water and the clothes were thrown some distance away into the bush.

It has been soaped daily since 1933.

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Posted by stephane at December 8, 2003 01:45 AM
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